Fraoch – Heather Ale

Another week, another beer from the BeerBods. This time up it’s something a bit different – a heather beer!

Aroma – Starts off (when cool) with an earthy and peaty aroma, but as it wams up it develops more of a sweet character and the maltiness comes through.

Appearance – Golden, crystal clear and with a soft white head that persisted well.

Flavour – The predominant flavours I got off of this were a jam like sweetness followed by a slightly spicy ginger note – it’s ok, not unpleasant, but it’s not normally the sort of thing I’d go for. You also get a malty sweetness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. There’s a slight carbonic bite in the finish (following that malty sweetness down).

Overall – I’m a bit mixed on this one. It’s got some interesting flavours going on in there, but I found it real hard going from about half-way down the glass due to the slight spiciness.

Would I buy more? – Not too sure to be honest… It’s nice, but it’s not one I’d go out and look for.

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